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August Book Roundup: What you should be reading this month

August Book Roundup: What you should be reading this month

  The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri by Maya Girimaji, managing editor Jhumpa Lahiri’s book The Namesake is quite possibly the best written example of the life of an Indian immigrant family in the United States. The book follows...

 

A Moveable Feast: Cinnamon chocolate chip cookies are simple chewy goodness

A Moveable Feast: Cinnamon chocolate chip cookies are simple chewy goodness

by Maya Girimaji & Jennifer Zhan, managing editor & editor-in-chief Maya can cook. Jennifer cannot. For three months, the two of us have been trying to find recipes that people of any skill level can make, whether that’s...

 

Q&A: Sophomore Sydney Criscitiello reflects on vacation to Europe

Q&A: Sophomore Sydney Criscitiello reflects on vacation to Europe

by Kaleigh Waguespack, staff reporter The Roar interviewed sophomore Sydney Criscitiello about her summer vacation to Europe. Why did you and your family decide to travel to Europe, more specifically France and Italy? My sister, Sofia,...

 

Secrecy in public damages relationships

Secrecy in public damages relationships

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‘Duolingo’ app provides easy, interactive way to learn many languages

‘Duolingo’ app provides easy, interactive way to learn many languages

source: Duolingo Facebook by Maya Girimaji, managing editor Learning a new language is hard. Learning a new language on your own is even harder. The constant homework, projects, grades and interactions that you’d find in a school setting...

 

Unseen sacrifices lead to appreciated support

Unseen sacrifices lead to appreciated support

  by Sam deFigueiredo, opinions editor I see my dad every night for family dinner. Even if we end up ordering a pizza or eating leftovers, he never misses a meal. We talk about our day and that new YouTube video we saw and occasionally...

 

A Moveable Feast: Fruit salad is inexpensive way to beat the summer heat

A Moveable Feast: Fruit salad is inexpensive way to beat the summer heat

  by Tessa Matthews, staff reporter Summer Friendly Fruit Salad Ingredients: 3 or 4 fruits of your choice Gelatin of your choice (amount of packages varies with size of watermelon) Watermelon Instructions: Follow instructions on gelatin...

 

Math camp provides enriched understanding, lasting friendships

Math camp provides enriched understanding, lasting friendships

  All photos provided by Li Olivia Conway, co-online editor With her summer barely underway, junior Selena Li traveled to San Marcos to attend the six week long Honors Summer Math Camp for the second year in a row. Li with friends from...

 

The Emoji Movie delivers heavy-handed advertising, little else

The Emoji Movie delivers heavy-handed advertising, little else

by Drew Howerton, senior executive editor “Hi, I have a ticket for The Emoji Movie at 7:30,” I say to the cashier, handing her my phone. There is no tone in my voice, no expression on my face. “Enjoy your movie!”...

 

Drew’s Book Corner: Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” haunts, provides insight into American violence

Drew’s Book Corner: Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” haunts, provides insight into American violence

by Drew Howerton, senior executive editor  I used to be an avid reader, and then I hit high school. Reading books for class took up much of my free time for leisure reading and as a result diminished my interest in reading. Over the...